Stacie has a degree in metalsmithing with a foundation in fashion from Mount Mary College, a women’s university in Milwaukee. An emphasis on sculpture is evident in her work, combining traditional silversmithing with innovative materials and techniques. Stacie was inspired early on by the “Venus of Willendorf” a Paleolithic goddess fetish; this began her focus on ancient culture and raw, organic nature. Her work is characterized by its metalworked imagery in sterling and bronze, and the inclusion of unique, genuine gems and stones. A deep, dark patina adds to the primitive quality of her pieces and many works seem to come from another period in time.
Stacie is the owner of Gary’s Rock Shop, a specialty nature store located on Main Street, Viroqua.